NIME 2021

Date and Location

June 15, 2021 — June 18, 2021 (passed),
Shanghai, China
New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME)
New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME)


 New Interfaces for Musical Expression, also known as NIME, is an international conference about musical expression and artistic performance. The conference started as a workshop in 2001 and, since then, has been held annually around the world.

NIME 2021, the 21st New Interfaces for Musical Expression conference, will be held on June 15–18, 2021 in a worldwide format (both online and at NYU Shanghai). All presentations will be available online. Attendees who can visit Shanghai will have the opportunity to participate in concerts, exhibitions, and panel discussions. New Interfaces for Musical Expression is a premier international conference dedicated to presenting high-impact research, artistic outcomes, and work-in-progress on new musical interface design, new technologies, and their role in musical expression and artistic performance. Researchers and musicians from all over the world will gather to share their knowledge and late-breaking work on new musical interface design and human-computer music interaction.

NIME 2021 Theme: "Learning to Play, Playing to Learn"

The study of learning has become a central topic of science in the 21st century. We encourage authors to explore topics in learning and playing (music), in keeping with the NIME 2021 theme “Learning to Play, Playing to Learn.” Authors should interpret this theme broadly, considering both machine learning and human learning, the implications and applications of learning in creating and playing new musical instruments, and the role of music and play to motivate or assist learning.

— Source: NIME 2021's website

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